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Entries from July 2008

Parenting: Get Outside More

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the pitfalls of indoor activities is that the environment is closed. Add to that the fact that your child’s wants and needs are never ending, and you can begin to feel your sense of self disappearing. This article discusses the merits of balancing indoor/ outdoor play.

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Parenting: Card Games to the Rescue

July 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

An excellent strategy for battling boredom is to teach your child to play classic card games like go fish, old maid and crazy eights. Card games engage your child in calculation, pattern recognition and strategy. They invite your child’s full attention and strengthen the ability to remain focused.

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Parenting: Transition Time Tip

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

There are many times when you want to establish a non-negotiable barrier, but can’t seem to produce it (without getting angry, which isn’t a good solution). Here’s a useful strategy to help you produce a non-negotiable barrier and eliminate child quibbling.

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Kids’ Science: Float Stuff on Water

July 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Here’s a little household science for kids. It’s very simple and lots of fun. Pursue the advanced version of this activity and watch your child take charge of scientific procedures.

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Parents: How to Sleep In

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Parents can use this classic fairytale as a guide for how to sleep in on Saturday mornings.

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Creative Play: Spaghetti Box Theater

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Spaghetti box theater is a great routine buster that you can do to again and again. It’s good old-fashioned family fun that nurtures imagination and offers many surprising turns.

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